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Dinkum Assorted - October 12-20 - Tickets on sale soon!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Borough of Queenscliffe Community Grant

QLTG are pleased to announce that we were successful in our recent application for a community grant from the Borough of Queenscliffe.

The Borough has kindly provided QLTG with a grant of $2000 to be used for upgrading our props and sets storage facilities at the Red Shed in Princess Park.

The Borough of Queenscliffe has always been a strong supporter of the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group since our inception in 2001, and we are fortunate to be based within a council that encourages the growth of community groups.

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group would like to take this opportunity to thank the Borough for their ongoing assistance.

Queenscliffe Mayor Susan Salter presents QLTG President Ian Royce with the cheque

QLTG representatives with councillors at the presentation ceremony.
Mark Tonzing, Bernadette Byrne, Susan Salter (Mayor), Ian Royce, Matthew King, Boyce Pizzey (Deputy Mayor) 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cast Announcement - Dinkum Assorted


Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is pleased to announce the cast of our October show!

Dinkum Assorted
by
Linda Aronson

Dinkum Assorted will run from October 12 - 20 at the Queenscliff Uniting Church.

Directed by Jennie Roles
Musical Direction by Ron Sudden

We are thrilled to welcome back a number of familiar faces and introduce some new QLTG talent!

Cast

Joan - Emma Jones
Connie - Trina Dakin
Millie - Jenn Stirk
Grace - Carol Fogg
Florrie - Gae Gray
Little Beat - Nicole Hickman
Ethel - Eleanor Beasley
Vi - Chanelle Tait
Rosie - Steph Beall
Pearl - Hannah Petrie-Allbutt
Glad - Ally Miller
Big Beat - Joy Launikonis
Doris - Vivienne Lewis
Edie - Heather Kiddle
Margie - Norma Addison

Pre-show Chorus

Donna Barnard
Jennifer Blomeley
Larissa Young
Cynthia Hughes

Congratulations to all our fabulous cast members and we look forward to another great QLTG show!

Tickets will be on sale very soon and available at this website.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Dinkum Assorted Auditions

Auditions

Dinkum Assorted
Thursday July 19
7pm at Queenscliff RSL

Following the sell-out success of After Dinner we are looking for a cast of 14 ladies of all ages for our October show, Dinkum Assorted by Linda Aronson.

We are very excited to welcome Jennie Roles as the Director and welcome back Ron Sudden as Musical Director.

Auditions for Dinkum Assorted will be on Thursday July 19th from 7pm at Queenscliff RSL, Cnr King and Hesse St, with callbacks at the same venue on Sunday July 22nd from 1pm.

To book an audition slot please call Laura Perry on 0416 150 642.
Audition forms can be downloaded here

For your audition please prepare a monologue of 1-3 minutes and a song from the WWII era.
Please provide either sheet music for the accompanist, or a backing track on a suitable playback device.

Dinkum Assorted

In a little outback Queensland town during World War II, almost all the men are away overseas leaving 15 very different hardworking women and Rita the Nanny goat to save the local Biscuit Factory, organise ‘Mum’s Army’ Civil Defence Unit, cope with the fact that two thousand US airmen have just been stationed outside town and put on a dazzling all taping show for the War Effort.
Be prepared to laugh, cry at this very funny musical comedy about a group of women striving for personal and professional freedom against the backdrop of a changing world.
Ladies find your tools, get your vocals warmed up and dust off your tap shoes we are looking for 15 ladies of varying ages to stage this wonderful Australian play by Linda Aronson.
Each Lady is as different as the biscuits you will find in assorted packs of biscuits, some sweet, some savoury depending on their age and life’s experiences.

Cast –
15 women aged from around 17 to 70 with the ability to sing and tap dance (or fake it) required.

Characters-
Rita – A goat (preferably not a real one!)
Joan – approximately 35
Elegant, well-spoken, intense woman attempting to get custody of her only daughter.  Joan has only just moved to town and started work at the factory.

Connie – 60+
Larger than life tea lady of the factory.  The lady who knows all the gossip.  Connie is originally for the North of England and not always popular with the other ladies.

Millie – 25 -30
Newly widowed. Millie cannot accept the news of her husband’s death as truth.

Grace – 50+
Forewoman of the Wafer biscuit department. Forceful take charge character.

Vi – Late teens – Early 20’s
Vi has stars in her eyes and is going to be a star in Hollywood one day (or maybe Tamworth).

Rosie - Late teens – Early 20’s
Vi’s best friend she tries to keep up with Vi’s theatrical expectations but she is not that ambitious.

Florrie - 70ish
A woman who tells it like it is and is not afraid to make sure the young ones know it.

Big Beat – No defined age
A tall and imposing woman.  Little Beat’s best friend.

Little Beat – 30+
Big beat’s best friend

Ethel – 40+
The perpetual victim who is nobody’s fool.

Pearl – 40 to 50
The hard working straight talking forewoman of the cream biscuit department.

 Glad -  20 to 30
 The extremely pregnant woman who can fix anything mechanical.

Doris – 30+
Friend of Edie

Edie – 30+
Friend of Doris

Friday, June 29, 2018

After Dinner - 4 Shows SOLD OUT!


We have had a tremendous response for our Low Light festival show After Dinner

Friday June 29 - SOLD OUT!
Saturday June 30 - SOLD OUT!
Thursday July 5 - Still Available!
Friday July 6 - SOLD OUT!
Saturday July 7 - SOLD OUT!

Four of our five performances are already fully booked, with just over 20 tickets remaining for Thursday July 5.

When they are gone that's it!

To ensure you don't miss out click on the "Get Tickets" button


If you have missed out, there's still plenty to do in Queenscliff over the Low Light festival.
Check out www.lowlightqueenscliff.com.au for the full program!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Newsletter - June 2018


With one show about to open and another going into auditions very soon it's a busy time of year at QLTG.

To stay up to date with all the latest QLTG news, and relive some old memories you can download our latest newsletter from this link.


If you would like to receive our newsletter via email, you can add your email address to our mailing list by clicking the Contact Us tab and filling in your details.

And don't forget After Dinner opens this week! Tickets are in high demand, with most shows close to capacity. There is still good availability on Thursday July 5.



To book tickets for After Dinner click the link here

For information on the auditions for Dinkum Assorted on July 17 click on this link


Saturday, June 23, 2018

After Dinner opens Friday!

After Dinner opens this Friday June 29th at 360Q

Both Saturday performances are already sold out and limited tickets remain for both Fridays. We still have good availability for Thursday July 5th but be quick! Click the Buy Tickets button to book.



After Dinner is presented by QLTG as part of the Low Light festival
For other Low Light events take a look at the Low Light website
www.lowlightqueenscliff.com.au

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Audition Information - Dinkum Assorted

Dinkum Assorted Auditions - Thursday July 19

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group will be holding auditions for our October show

"Dinkum Assorted" by Linda Aronson 

Thursday July 19th from 7pm 
with callbacks to follow on 
Sunday July 22nd from 1pm.
at Queenscliff RSL, corner King and Hesse St

We are looking for a cast of 14-15 women of all ages to be a part of this wonderful Australian play. 
Portraying the hilarious and poignant adventures of women working in a biscuit factory in remote North Queensland during World War II. Dinkum Assorted offers fifteen female artists the opportunity to laugh, cry, sing, and tap dance as they plot to save Australia’s iconic biscuit, become air raid wardens, put on a show for two thousand American airmen, and kidnap Rita the goat, the regimental mascot. 

For a brief synopsis of the story and characters download the information sheet here

To book an audition call Laura Perry on 0416 150 642, or if you have any questions regarding the auditions please send us a message via the Contact Us tab on this website.

Audition forms can be downloaded here

To audition please prepare a monologue of 1-3 minutes and a song from the WWII era.
Please provide either sheet music for the accompanist, or a backing track on a suitable playback device.

Rehearsals will commence late July/early August and will be every Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. If you are unavailable for any rehearsal dates please make this known at the auditions.

Opening night is Friday October 12th, with closing night on Saturday October 20th.
Production week commences Sunday October 7th,  Cast will be required evenings and weekends throughout the production period concluding with the bump out on Sunday October 21st.

Ladies, we'd love to hear from you! Dinkum Assorted is a fabulous opportunity for actors, singers and tap dancers of all levels of experience from the beginner to the expert.

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is a small local community theatre group based on the Bellarine Peninsula. Founded in 2001 with a long history of successful shows we are sure that Dinkum Assorted will be our next success story, and we would love for you to be a part of it.

You can find out more about QLTG on this website - www.qltg.org.au or on Facebook @qltg3225

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Meet the cast - After Dinner


Cast of QLTG's After Dinner
Introducing our outstanding After Dinner cast!

After Dinner opens June 29 at 360Q
Book now by clicking the "Buy Tickets" tab

Director Debbie Fraser is thrilled to have assembled such a talented cast

Jodie J Hill as Dympie

DYMPIE – Jodie J Hill

Dympie is a plain and conservative single woman. She is a creature of habit. Dympie is rather frumpy and unfashionable, resulting in the nickname “Dumpie Dympie”. 

Jodie J Hill’s brand of humour has seen her perform on radio, television, film, festivals and events all around Australia. In 2014 Jodie had the honour of being invited to tour with the troops in Egypt and Dubai. Reflecting on her time in the Sinai Desert she wrote and performed a solo show, “Flirting with Danger” for the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival to favourable reviews.
“brilliant comedian…brilliant person! Four stars!” The Music
“hilarious” Four stars!” The Advertiser

Kate O'Keeffe as Paula

PAULA – Kate O’Keeffe
  
Single and fashion forward Paula is eager to have a good time and likes to make everyone feel happy and comfortable. 

Kate grew up in Geelong and performed in local theatre productions by GSODA, Geelong Lyric Theatre and Doorstep Productions before moving to Melbourne to study dance full time in 2001. Since then she has completed a Bachelor of Theatre Arts, a Master of Teaching and has lived in Perth, Montreal, London, Melbourne and Sydney. 
In recent years Kate has developed an interest in improvised comedy and last year trained at the iconic iO (formally Improv Olympic) Theatre in Chicago for five weeks in their summer intensive program. 
Kate has written and performed two one-woman shows, performing the first ‘Life as I knew it’ at the Adelaide Fringe in 2012 and the second ‘Losing you (twice)’ at The King St Theatre in Sydney and The Butterfly Club in Melbourne in 2017. 
Kate is delighted to be making her QLTG debutand working alongside Debbie Fraser again - the last production they worked on together was The Little Mermaid for GSODA in 1998!

Bernadette Byrne as Monika

MONIKA – Bernadette Byrne


Monika is the most elegant of the three women and more experienced, having been married. Monika’s husband Martin has just passed away. With her grief she craves excitement with a man after years of monotony. She wants to pursue her dreams of freedom and passion. 

Classically trained, Bernadette has played roles from Shakespeare to Ibsen, working in theatre and guest roles on television, as well as in primetime commercials. 
One of Bernadette’s first roles at aged ten, was in The Man From Snowy River 2- a formative experience and charming introduction to film acting. She has played the role of Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice, Thea Elvstd in Hedda Gabler and Bianca in Taming of the Shrew. Most recently she has played the role of Sheila in Geelong Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘Jakes Women’. Lucy Dean in the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Groups ‘Secret Bridesmaids Business’ and Mrs Darling in their 2018 summer production of ‘Peter Pan’. 
On television she has performed in Blue Heelers and the tele-movie The Feds. She has performed the role of a police woman in short film ‘Sheppard’ doing the short film festival circuit this year. 
TV Commercials have included Myer, Edward Beale, Levante Hosiery and infra commercials on the Bert Newton morning show. 
Bernadette has attended workshops at VCA, NIDA, St Martins, Elliot Currie Method Melbourne and Actors Studio Sydney. She’s now emerging from the fog of mothering two gorgeous players, a boy and a girl, the better to renew her passion for the theatre
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Peter Murrihy as Stephen

STEPHEN – Peter Murrihy


Stephen is quite masculine and is a stereotypical Australian male who likes a drink and goes to the pub to pick up women. He fancies himself quite the womaniser; however he feels sexually inadequate and has never had a long term relationship.
Stephen is fiercely  protective of his masculinity which is why he has an inability to communicate on a less than superficial level.  

This is Peter's first appearance on stage in any capacity.
A couple of years ago he began acting classes with MooreGrace Acting Studios in Geelong and this was a huge leap into the unknown for him.
Married with three adult daughters he kept his acting secret from family and friends until they saw him in an RACV commercial on TV. He now has appeared in 3 commercials but has ceased acting classes for now as he has taken on a very different role. Peter is currently the Deputy Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong.
His wife says he has been acting a goat most of his life.
Is Peter out of his comfort zone? "You bet I am."

Dan Eastwood as Gordon

GORDON – Dan Eastwood


Gordon is a socially awkward, conservative and sensitive man. Gordon and his wife have separated. He is grieving and looking to talk about his feelings.
Gordon is behind the times and rather daggy. He is behind on current trends about quartz digital watches and the use of credit cards. Gordon spends a lot of the time feeling uncomfortable.

Dan has been a regular on various Geelong and Bellarine stages for over twenty years. His previous appearances with Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group have included the roles of Warbucks in Annie, Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music, the King of Siam in The King and I, Fagin in Oliver, and roles in DeCadence, Time Warp and Tapas, Return to Casting Capers and Calendar Girls. Dan served as President of QLTG in 2016 and produced the very successful QLTG shows Calendar Girls and Secret Bridesmaids’ Business. 
Other highlights with a variety of Geelong theatre companies include Spamalot, Hairspray, The Producers, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma, The Full Monty, Shout, Cabaret, Singing in the Rain and many, many more. 
After Dinner marks Dan’s sixth QLTG show under the direction of Debbie Fraser and he has no doubt she is sick to death of the sight of him!




Friday, June 8, 2018

Dinkum Assorted - Info Session June 17


QLTG are pleased to announce our October Show!

Dinkum Assorted

Written by Linda Aronson

We are very excited to welcome Jennie Tonzing as the Director and welcome back Ron Sudden as Musical Director.

This is a fabulous play with music and requires an all female cast of fourteen aged between 18 and 80. 

An information session will be held at the Queenscliff RSL on Sunday afternoon June 17th at 2pm
Auditions will be held in July.

Set in an Australian country town biscuit factory during World War II the play shows how the all-female cast factory workers fight to save the factory, run a ‘Mum’s Army’ Civil Defence Unit, put on a show for the War Effort – and cope with the fact that two thousand US airmen have just been stationed outside town.


Dinkum Assorted Information Session
Sunday June 17, 2pm
Queenscliff RSL, King St Queenscliff

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Buy Tickets - After Dinner


After Dinner

June 29 - July 7


QLTG and 360Q present as part of the Low Light Queenscliff Festival

After Dinner by Andrew Bovell


Directed by Debbie Fraser

Tickets are on sale now for $55 and include a two course meal

Book here now! 

After Dinner is a poignant and hilarious collision of lonely hearts, sex, friendship and Friday night drinks set in a suburban pub, circa 1987. Paula, Monika and Dympie are going to paint the town red... or maybe just a deep shade of embarrassment.
In this comedic gem, some will relive memories. Many will be reminded of friends and lovers. You’ll all know the music... And a few might even recognise a little bit of you.

Don't miss this hilarious piece of quality Australian theatre
Book today!


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

After Dinner Cast Announcement - Tickets on sale now!

After Dinner

Cast Announcement
Tickets On Sale Now!

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group
in collaboration with 360Q
as part of the Low Light Festival
are thrilled to announce our cast for our next show

"After Dinner" by Andrew Bovell
directed by Debbie Fraser
at 360Q, June 29/30 and July 5/6/7

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from:

Cast

Dympie - Jodie Hill
Paula - Kate O'Keeffe
Monika - Bernadette Byrne
Stephen - Peter Murrihy
Gordon - Dan Eastwood

After Dinner is a poignant and hilarious collision of lonely hearts, sex, friendship and Friday night drinks set in a suburban pub, circa 1987. Paula, Monika and Dympie are going to paint the town red... or maybe just a deep shade of embarrassment.
In this comedic gem, some will relive memories. Many will be reminded of friends and lovers. You’ll all know the music... And a few might even recognise a little bit of you.

Don't miss this hilarious piece of quality Australian theatre

Sunday, March 4, 2018

AUDITIONS - Sunday March 18

AUDITION!!! 
Sunday 18th March. 

AFTER DINNER By Andrew Bovell
5 Actors WANTED! 


Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group in collaboration with the Queenscliff Low Light Festival shall soon be holding auditions for the extremely entertaining Australian play AFTER DINNER by Andrew Bovell.

Directed by Debbie Fraser this production will be performed June 29/30 and July 5/6/7 at a restaurant in Queenscliff.

Auditions shall be held at Queenscliff RSL on Sunday 18th March commencing at 2pm.
Please phone Lyn Houldcroft on 0414 897 720 to reserve an audition time and come prepared with a monologue.

After Dinner is a poignant and hilarious collision of lonely hearts, sex, friendship and Friday night drinks set in a suburban pub, circa 1987. Paula, Monika and Dympie are going to paint the town red... or maybe just a deep shade of embarrassment.
In this comedic gem, some will relive memories. Many will be reminded of friends and lovers. You’ll all know the music... And a few might even recognise a little bit of you.

With wonderful reviews from recent QLTG productions Calendar Girls in 2016, Secret Bridesmaids Business 2017, and Peter Pan 2018, we have been attracting some amazing talented professional actors wanting to work with our boutique theatre to continue practicing their craft, as well as unearthing the rich local talent of actors in our region.

We are now in search for five actors to play the following characters;
DYMPIE - an office worker, mid thirties to late 40’s. 
Dympie is a plain and conservative single woman. She is a creature of habit. Dympie is rather frumpy and unfashionable, resulting in the nickname “Dumpie Dympie. 
PAULA - an office worker, mid twenties to late thirties.  
Single and fashion forward Paula is eager to have a good time and likes to make everyone feel happy and comfortable. 
MONIKA - an office worker, mid thirties to late 40’s.  
Monika is the most elegant of the three women and more experienced, having been married. Monika’s husband Martin has just passed away. With her grief she craves excitement with a man after years of monotony. She wants to pursue her dreams of freedom and passion. 
STEPHEN - a bank worker, mid thirties to late 40’s  
Stephen is quite masculine and is a stereotypical Australian male who likes a drink and goes to the pub to pick up women. He fancies himself quite the womaniser; however he feels sexually inadequate and has never had a long term relationship.
Stephen is  fiercely  protective of his masculinity which is why he has an inability to communicate on a less than superficial level.  
GORDON - a bank worker, mid thirties to late 40’s

Gordon is a socially awkward, conservative and sensitive man. Gordon and his wife have separated. He is grieving and looking to talk about his feelings.
Gordon is behind the times and rather daggy. He is behind on current trends about quartz digital watches and the use of credit cards. Gordon spends a lot of the time feeling uncomfortable. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

QLTG Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Saturday April 7th, 6pm

Princess Park Pavilion
1 Hygeia Drive, Queenscliff

QLTG presents a night of fun social entertainment! 

Our open mic night is on Saturday April 7th at Princess Park Pavilion from 6pm.

Come along and enjoy the local vocals, join in the fun and games and bid on the silent auction. 

Tickets are only $5 per head with table seating for groups of up to 8. BYO drinks and nibbles.

To book tickets - or a mic slot - contact Lyn Houldcroft on 0414 897 720.

See you there!

2018 - Big plans ahead!

The Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group 2018 committee was elected at the AGM on February 12th, and big plans are already afoot.

Introducing our 2018 committee:

Bernadette Byrne (Vice-President), Ian Royce (President), Mark Tonzing (Treasurer)
Lyn Houldcroft (Secretary), Laura Perry, Heather Kiddle
Debbie Fraser, Lucille Colombo
The committee have hit the ground running, and already have two events planned for the coming months. 

The first is an open mic/silent auction night to be held at Princess Park Pavilion on April 7th.
The second is a production of "After Dinner" by Australian writer Andrew Bovell.

More information on these events will be published shortly.

If you would like to join Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group, you can apply for membership at this link


We'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

QLTG Annual General Meeting - Monday Feb 12th

You are invited to attend the 

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group Annual General Meeting

Monday, February 12th 2018
7:30pm at Queenscliff RSL

We are looking for community minded volunteers to help BEHIND THE SCENES!

If you would like to be involved in a local community group but being on the stage is not your thing, we would love to hear from you!

Elections for the 2018 committee will be held at the AGM on February 12th. If you would like to nominate for committee please contact QLTG via this website.

If committee isn't for you, we are always looking for production helpers to assist with sets, costumes, publicity, makeup, lighting, sound, backstage crew and many other areas.
We also welcome new performers!
Take a look at the video to see a snapshot of the fun you can have joining QLTG.


If you would like to join QLTG, membership is only $25 per year for adults and $15 concession.
You can sign up as a 2018 member on the link below.

Membership
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

QLTG Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Monday February 12, 7:30pm

Queenscliff RSL


The Annual General Meeting of the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group will take place at Queenscliff RSL, corner King and Hesse St on Monday February 12th at 7:30pm

Following on from our hugely successful season of Peter Pan we are looking for passionate and dedicated people who would love to help QLTG grow and would love to have you on board for 2018!

If you love community theatre, but being on the stage isn't your thing then this opportunity is perfect for you! The success of our theatre group relies heavily on the behind the scenes talents of our members. 

If you have skills in administration, marketing and publicity, set construction, wardrobe, props, backstage crew, fundraising or almost anything else then we would love to hear from you, and invite you to attend our AGM.

Nominations for the 2018 committee are now open and forms can be downloaded from here.
If you are not currently a member of QLTG and would like to nominate for the 2018 committee please contact us via the form on this website and we will be able to process your nomination on the night of the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Monday, January 15, 2018

Peter Pan - Thanks

So Peter Pan has flown back to Neverland. His time in Queenscliff was a huge success, with a number of sold out shows.

We would like to thank everyone who helped with the show. Without the significant contribution of the cast, production team, volunteers, parents, helpers and sponsors we would not have had the fantastic success we had with Peter Pan.

Volunteers are the backbone of our Theatre Group, and without them we wouldn't have QLTG.
If you would like to be a part of this wonderful community group our AGM is coming up on February 12th and we would love to see you there!